DNR Gives Update on Michigan Cougar Population

The DNR gave an update on the elusive and controversial Michigan cougar population.

A special DNR cougar identification team has been working since 2008 to verify reported cougar sightings.

So far they say they’ve verified 65 cougar reports.

All but one has been from UP, though the Lower Peninsula sighting happened near Lansing.

But despite the sightings, the team says they haven’t found evidence of kittens and believe these are mostly young male cougars.

Testing shows the cougars in Michigan are coming from a population in South Dakota and Nebraska.

For more information on the cougar population in Michigan, click here.